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How can you ensure people are not multitasking in a meeting but are engaged and contributing?

Updated: Jan 27, 2023

  1. Establish clear goals and agendas: Clearly communicate the purpose and objectives of the meeting and provide an agenda that outlines the topics that will be discussed and the desired outcomes.

  2. Encourage active participation: Encourage all participants to actively engage in the discussion, ask questions, and share their thoughts and ideas.

  3. Use interactive methods: Use interactive methods, such as group discussions, brainstorming sessions, or role-playing exercises, to keep participants engaged and focused.

  4. Limit distractions: Minimize distractions during the meeting by turning off phones, closing unnecessary tabs or applications on computers, and limiting the number of attendees.

  5. Use technology: Use technology, such as screen-sharing, virtual whiteboards, or polling tools, and mForce365 to facilitate engagement and collaboration.

  6. Encourage breaks: Encourage participants to take breaks as needed, to avoid burnout, and to come back refreshed and ready to engage.

  7. Follow-up: Follow up on any action items or decisions made during the meeting, to ensure that everyone is aware of their responsibilities and to hold them accountable.

  8. Keep meeting time short: Keep meeting time as short as possible, this will help to avoid participants losing focus and interest.

By following these guidelines, you can create a more engaging and productive meeting environment, where participants are focused, involved and motivated to achieve the goals of the meeting.

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